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Man arrested in 2005 murder case


Officers with the Cold Case Homicide Unit arrested a man they say is responsible for a murder that took place nearly eight years ago, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Darryl McPhaul, 46, was arrested Monday morning for his involvement in the 2005 murder of Troy Kidwell on West Sugar Creek Road, the release states.

Kidwell was found dead in a hotel room by the hotel manager after he failed to check out on the morning of March 26, 2005. A medical exam determined he had been strangled, police said.

Detectives have re-interviewed witnesses and re-examined physical evidence from the scene, including new DNA evidence that, once submitted to the lab, matched that of McPhaul. A warrant was immediately obtained for his arrest.

On January 29, officers apprehended McPhaul on Siegel Avenue. After being interviewed by detectives at CMPD Headquarters, he was charged with murder and placed in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

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